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The Circle is Unbroken - Friends of the Brothers Return to Brooklyn Bowl 10/25

We will never allow the circle to be broken. Very excited to be returning to the great Brooklyn Bowl with Friends of the Brothers on October 25.  Tickets are just $12 and presales are a big help. Click here. FOB features Peter Levin…

Delaware in the house

Been too busy with too many things to write alot but brother Delaware Dave is in china... He and wife Kathy ad Jesse have been off in Western China in Yunnan all week. These pics were from last weekend.Atop the Drum Tower, looking out the Bell…

Pictures of Qingdao

We spent three days in Qingdao last weekend. Our first visit there and it's a nice place. Glad we made it.About an hour away is the holy mountain of Lao Shan (Old MOuntain). It's really beautiful and peaceful, rising right up form the sea. The…

Most recent NBC post.. and link to them alll...

My latest NBC blog post is here. It is now weekly and will soon, of course, be daily. I will also soon be too busy to keep posting these links. Luckily for you, my faithful readers, I have finally figured out where the index page for all my…
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Travel Guide Column

The Stresses and Rewards Of Playing the Tour Guide July 4, 2008 I wear a lot of different hats: father, columnist, blogger, Olympics reporter, bandleader. But the most challenging and at times anxiety-provoking is tour guide. I'm…

Great Wall hike video

Video of our Jinshanling-Simatai hike.Original music by, who else?, Woodie Alan

Most recent NBC post -- cheerleaders alert

This might be the most widely read thing I've ever written. It involved coverage of the New England Patriots cheerleaders' visit to Beijing to train Olympics cheerleaders. And it turns out that having the word cheerleaders in an online story…

Great Hike on the Great Wall

As many of you know, my 15-y.o. nephew Jesse is staying with us for five or six weeks this summer. It's been great. he is working as a counselor at Dulwich Soccer Camp and Jacob and Eli are happy campers (literally). Eli has never had so much…

Cute kid alert

And now for something completely different... Rodger Citron and Andee Cohen's adorable twins Alexa and Amelia. Just because this is such a cute picture.

HuaShan Holy Mountain

These pictures are all from Hua Shan, one of the four holy Taoist mountains in China. It is about two hours from Xian and completely changes your perspective on the area. Really fabulous place. The monk in the pictures is Dong, my ex Chinese…

Last NBC blog post...

..for now. New one will be up within 24 hours.Frankly, new one is better than this one.